Russian Defense: 52 military facilities hit, one helicopter and 8 drones downed in Ukraine

Moscow, SANA- The Russian military jets destroyed in the past 24 hours 52 Ukrainian military facilities, including one Buk M1 anit-air defense missile system and a radar station to target the S-300 system, Russian Defense Ministry’s Official Spokesman, Maj-Gen. Igor Konashenkov announced on Friday.

In a press briefing today, Konashenkov said that “During the night, 40 Ukrainian Nazis working in the strength of the 57th mechanized infantry battalion were eliminated, and an artillery battery, two armored personnel carriers and 4 off-road vehicles were destroyed.

He added that, 6 Ukrainian military targets were destroyed, including 5 depots for artillery and ammunition in many towns.

Konashenkov noted that the anti-air defenses of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Mi-8 helicopter in the vicinity of Lubimovka town, and 8 drones in the towns and cities of Lyschansk, Donetsk, Chernihiv, Korsun and Novomikhaylovskoye, including a Bayraktar TB1 drone in the Vakhivka region.

He noted that the Russian aviation also destroyed 10 mobilization sites of combat equipment and 16 fortified positions of the Ukrainian armed forces, while units of the Lugansk People’s Republic continued their operation and surrounded the northern outskirts of the town of Kremennaya and the eastern outskirts of the town of Mytelkino.

Nisreen Othman / Mazen Eyon

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